The Xperia arc may have had its time in the headlines for a while already, but it seems that the Japanese will soon be getting a new smartphone that is said to be an 'enhanced version' of the arc. This smartphone will be known as the Xperia acro, and it will feature a few Japanese-centric tweaks aimed at appealing to the tech-savvy Japanese .
Read on to find out more.
The Xperia arc may be one of the finer Android-powered smartphones to hit the market, but it is also a known fact that technology never stands still. As such, any device, no matter how up-to-date, can always benefit from a few tweaks and enhancements to improve its out-of-the-box capabilities for consumers. And the good news for Japanese consumers is that this is exactly what Sony Ericsson has done with the Xperia arc to produce the new Xperia acro, which is slated for a summer launch in the Land of the Rising Sun.
According to Sony Ericsson, the new Xperia acro will come bundled with key features such as a 4.2-inch Reality Display, a Mobile BRAVIA Engine, "Exmor R for mobile" technology that supposedly allows for low-noise images captured by the acro's 8.1-megapixel camera, and Android 2.3 preloaded into it, all of which are features that were already present in the Xperia arc. This is hardly surprising, considering how the acro is essentially an enhanced version of the Xperia arc with certain Japan-centric additions.
That being said, you may probably be wondering about the various Japan-centric additions that Sony Ericsson has loaded into the Xperia acro. Well, they come in the form of mobile TV functionality, as well as an infrared port for data sharing between devices over short distances. Last but not least, Sony Ericsson claims that the Xperia acro will feature a 'mobile wallet' service which is supported by Sony's FeliCa contactless IC card technology. This service will reportedly allow consumers to use their smartphone to "pay for a wide range of digital and hard goods".